DI Christoph Kast, BSc
Department for Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Medical University of Vienna
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
1090 Vienna, AUSTRIA
After graduating from the Technical University Vienna in Biomedical Engineering with the main focus on functional electrical stimulation (FES) of denervated muscles, Christoph Kast joined the Laboratory in 2015.
At the center of his research interest at the Clinical Laboratory for Bionic Limb Reconstruction stands proprioception and sensory feedback for intuitive arm prosthesis movement control. Ongoing projects include hard- and software development of a modular multi-purpose real-time biosignal and sensor acquisition system, a synchronization module that allows accurate control applications and a motion capture device that tracks the arm in space and delivers the necessary data to generate a feedback signal.
He investigates various approaches for a sensory feedback system, with a special focus on non-invasive proprioceptive feedback to mimic the most important sensory functions of a healthy limb, like to sense the position of the limb segments in space or to provide tactile sensations with similarity to physiological skin sensations for closing the loop in prosthesis control.